Day 1: Visit Wat Chalong, Big Buddha statue
15h: Check in hotel.
16h - 18h: Visit Wat Chalong, Big Buddha statue.
Located 8 km south of Phuket, Wat Chalong is one of the largest temples on Phuket Island, visited by many Buddhists, people and visitors. The Chalong Temple, built in the 19th century, worshipping two monks Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who are dedicated to preserving peace on the island. Visiting the temple, you may be surprised to hear the shoal of mayhem or encounter the dogs lying all over the Wat Chalong campus.
The big 25 m high Buddha statue, built of Myanmar marble, is one of the most popular destinations in Phuket. The statue is located on the top of Nakkerd Hill, between Chalong Bay and Kata Beach. Along the path to the large Buddha statue has many ideal views, especially you can take a panoramic view of Phuket from the top of Nakkerd hill.
18h30 - 20h: Dinner.
20h30: Back to hotel to rest.
Day 2: Phi Phi Islands, Mayan Bay, Khai Islands
7h30 - 8h30: Move to the pier.
9h - 17h: Depart for Phi Phi Islands, Maya Bay and Khai Islands.
From Phuket, you take an hour boat ride to Phi Phi Islands, a popular tourist destination that you should not miss. The boat will take you to Ao Ling Monkey Island and spend about an hour snorkeling before stopping at Phi Phi Don for lunch break. Here you can decide to stay at the hotel and swim in Phi Phi Don.
Maya Bay is strangely lush with limestone masses over 100 m, surrounded by countless small beaches, some only appearing at low tide. The largest beach is about 200 meters long with colorful coral reefs.
Khai Island consists of three small islands: Khai Nok, Khai Nai and Khai Nui in the middle of clear water with colorful coral. The area is not large but the island has many vibrant bars and many recreational activities like snorkeling, scuba diving or water moto.
17h30 - 18h30: Return to the mainland and have dinner at the local restaurant.
19h: Discover the nightlife on Bangla Road.
If you love partying, you can indulge yourself in the lively atmosphere of Bangla's bars. In the evening, Bangla makes the city walk with many small streets cut across as Soi Easy, Soi Tiger, Soi Crocodile, ... There are many types of entertainment for you to choose from when coming here.
22h: Back to hotel.
Day 3: Visit Phuket Old Town
9h - 11h30: Visiting Phuket Old Town.
The old town of Phuket is about 2 km long with 6 roads and 2 alleys. You need about half a day to visit this destination. You will have the opportunity to admire many temples, pagodas, shrines with Chinese architecture. In addition, old cafes, private museums or small print shops are also places to visit. Especially, you can spoil your photo shoot with the red lanterns street.
12h - 13h: Have lunch at local restaurant.
13h30 - 17h: Take a dip in Nai Harn Beach and watch the sunset on Promthep Cape.
Nai Harn is a quiet beach due to its fishing village and Samnak Song Nai Harn Monastery is located nearby. This place promises to bring you peaceful time due to the absence of large resorts or restaurants, crowded bars.
Cape Promthep will give you a glimpse of Nai Harn Beach, Ko Kaew Island or Mun Island. If you have the time, you can take a stroll down the foothills, take a stroll in the lighthouse area beneath Promthep Cape and watch the shoreline. You should watch time here to choose a beautiful viewing location, always crowded early to watch the sunset.
From Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you can fly to Phuket with AirAsia twice a day. However, there is no direct flight, so you must transit in Bangkok before landing at Phuket International Airport. You need to pay attention to the instructions of the airport staff to get luggage at the private conveyor belt, because of connecting international flights.
At Phuket Airport, you will find several mini bus fares for 150-200 baht (100,000-130,000 dong) to travel to the hotel in the area of Patong, Karon or Kata beaches.
If you plan to stay for a long time, you can buy a 200 baht tourist sim to get in touch and use the internet for a week.
If you need any information or assistance in Phuket, you can find the representative office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Thalang Road.
When traveling between attractions, you should ask the taxi driver to turn on the meter and bargain for a clear price before going to tuk tuk.
Dress appropriately when visiting temples, pagodas and other sacred places.
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